TransCanada Keystone Pipeline Project
The TransCanada Keystone Pipeline Project was a massive project consisting of supplying power to the pipeline pumping stations. The pipeline stretched from Hardisty, Alberta to Wood River, IL. The entire project consisted of 2151 miles of pipeline and 39 pumping stations. The pipeline can carry 151,000 barrels of crude oil per day. RVW was involved with supplying power to five (5) pump stations in Nebraska for four (4) different Public Power Districts. Our involvement in delivering power to five (5) pump stations made us the largest single point power delivery contact along the entire project.
The substations were designed for 4.16/2.4 kV High Impedance Grounded Wye, 3000 ampere, 15MVA secondary with proper protection and maintenance features.
RVW’s scope included:
- Design of Two (2) 34.5 kV Delta – 4.16/2.4 kV High Impedance Grounded Wye substations
- Design of Two (2) 69 kV Delta – 4.16/2.4 kV High Impedance Grounded Wye Substations
- Design of One (1) 115 kV Delta – 4.16/2.4 kV High Impedance Grounded Wye Substation
- 12.5 miles of 69 kV Transmission Line
- Construction Contract Administration of the Transmission Lines and Substations
- Construction Inspection/Oversight of the Transmission Lines and Substations
- Ground Grid Resistance Measurement
- Major Equipment specification and procurement
- Control panel design
- Protective relay settings
- Interconnection diagrams
- Start Up and Commissioning testing and troubleshooting
If the Keystone XL phase of the project is approved, RVW expects to again be heavily involved with the power delivery to pump stations in Nebraska and South Dakota.